Donna Nimmo

The War Hero - Poem by Donna Nimmo

He sat at the bar, drinking his Jack
Talking about the war, since he came back
It ruined his mind, and broke his spirit too
He had seen alot of death among his crew
He drank till he didn't have to think at all
He drank till he couldn't hear the bugal call
When not drinking, he was taking so many pills
Disabled now, his wife paying all the bills
His very soul was tortured all the time
From crawling in the jungle in the dirt and slime
Hearing the shots fired every where
He was shooting too, just a boy there
He lived the war over every night in his dreams
In his sleep he could still his buddies screams
The war took a young boy and ruined his life
But he was proud, he had served in all the strife
This good man died just a year ago
He fought for our freedom and we do owe
Our freedom takes the life of young men
They serve their country and most come home again
All their lives will never be the same
Some will return whole and some lame
I'm proud to be a citizen of the USA
Where we're strong and proud and will never sway!

Comments about The War Hero by Donna Nimmo

  • (11/30/2017 8:32:00 PM)

    Really powerful poem
    You should consider a career in literature
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  • (1/14/2006 9:26:00 PM)

    Again: very 'raw' and blatant in its detail, as befits the subject. A fitting tribute to servicemen everywhere. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 14, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, January 28, 2006

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